This past weekend, Wendy and I decided to try something a little different for us, tenting. After careful consideration, we chose Campobello Island, and more specifically Herring Cove Provincial Park, as our destination. For those unfamiliar with Campobello, it is accessible from the New Brunswick mainland only by ferry. First a twenty minute ferry ride with beautiful views from Letete to Deer Island and after a short drive another ferry ride through swirling tidal waters to Campobello. We arrived at our Herring Cove campsite to a wonderfully sandy beach, empty of any other persons, After setting up our tent and cooking supper on the coleman stove, we went beach combing.We found driftwood, seashells, wave polished stones and many pieces of highly prized ocean glass. We ended the night watching the sunset over Eastport, Maine(this pic is entry #1 into skywatch friday http://skyley.blogspot.com/). On Saturday we drove from one end of the island to the other, visiting all the wharfs, beaches and lighthouses and seeing plenty of birds, fish and other sea life. My favourite picture of the whole weekend is of the old fishing boats, rotting on the shore. These onetime icons of family livelihood have been replaced by the larger draggers, forever changing life for the 800 or so full-time residents of the tiny island. The highlight of the trip for Wendy was watching all the harbor seals playing in front of the lighthouse near a short bridge to the United States. We did not realize the US was so close, although I'm sure area residents are grateful as there is no bank, no gas stations, and limited medical services available on the island. We met the young man on the bicycle at our campground. He was from Montreal and had been riding through the US now for about 2 weeks. I thought it was so funny that he had as much stuff packed on his bike as I had stuffed in my car. Saturday evening we returned to the same spot to again watch the sunset over Eastport (this pic is entry #2 into skywatch friday). Finally, Wendy snapped this pic of me Sunday morning doing some last minute beach combing while waiting for the ferry. We'll be back!